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City of Guelph Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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  1. "Aquatics Staff Underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Guelph part-time

    Pros

    Great working culture and supervisors, management good, fun and exciting job, good flexibility for students

    Cons

    low pay rate for experienced employees, structure of pay system makes it difficult to work your way up to a raise and seems difficult for them to retain employees. Short shifts are too short

    Advice to Management

    Offer better wages to more experienced new hires, or offer bonuses for instructors who teach high profit margin classes to retain employees


  2. "Lower than average pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Guelph part-time

    Pros

    Working as a lifeguard at the City of Guelph was a really laid back job and it was better than working fast food for sure as a high school student.

    Cons

    The pay was quite a bit lower the average when compared to other pools in the area considering the amount of certifications needed for the job.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay and more leniency with having to take time off. Having to find subs for an out of country conference was really frustrating.


  3. "Great Career Decision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    like the fact that our work makes a difference for people in the community
    lots of support for sharing ideas and practices that work well
    people are friendly and genuine
    felt very welcome right from the start

    Cons

    it's a great place to work - can't really think of any cons


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  5. "Summer Student"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Guelph as a contractor

    Pros

    Good Pay, Room for growth, Benefits

    Cons

    Some workers lazy, difficult to get into


  6. "Team Leader"

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    Former Contractor - Team Lead in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Team Lead in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Guelph as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -very open, great lines of communication

    Cons

    difficult to advance at times


  7. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Guelph full-time

    Pros

    very friendly, excellent communication, room to advance

    Cons

    the large role sonority plays in promotions


  8. "co-op position"

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    Former Employee - AutoCAD Technician in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - AutoCAD Technician in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Guelph full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work for students and graduates

    Cons

    always looked at when working on the line or in any labour situation. but great office environment

    Advice to Management

    let people work and let them do their job, don't be their "work parent"